Friday, 25 July 2014

Nine years ago I sat down to write my first blog post and shortly afterwards this little space was born. In those years my life has changed so dramatically. The regimen and accountability of blogging helped me learn and challenge myself, connect with new people and experience things I never thought I'd imagine. 

I have decided that the time has come to move on from Home Baked. For many reasons, it has become a cause for stress rather than sanctuary. Aside from the changing world of blogging is a friend who cuts me off mid-sentence because she thinks she knows everything there is to know from reading online or the family members who never speak to me but visit here on a regular basis. I have been trying really hard to make it work but I feel uncomfortable here now and so for these, and many other, reasons I'm moving on.

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the web. Thank you for sharing in our days - both joyful and sad. Thank you for your encouraging, welcoming words and generosity.  Your encouragement and support has spurred me on to be a better mother and person in general. I have learnt so much and will always remember these years warmly.

I'm not completely disappearing - for the foreseeable future you'll still be able to find me over on The Knit and probably some social media channels, too. If there's a recipe, book or tutorial you wanted to know about but didn't manage to save/print then feel free to email me and I'll do my best to find it for you.

Best wishes to you all

Hannah x


  1. Hannah!!! I have thoroughly enjoyed watching and learning and living your life through your eyes over the years, watching your son grow and beating the obstacles that came up over the course of time, your moving, your creativity....the list is endless! <3 I may not have commented or posted as much as i should have, but i read your blog weekly and will miss you! I'm glad you made the choice to do what is right for you, and how you feel. In the "end" we must do that and look after ourselves first! Good Luck! At least i can look back through old posts when i need to reminisce :) xo

    1. I wholeheartedly agree. I wish you every blessing for the future, it's important you feel comfortable and happy in your special place on line. I need you to know that your space here has been a very important, safe and welcoming place for me over the last few years. I check in on you and it makes me feel right, sorry if that sounds weird. Thank you. You have been inspiring and helped my life in the most gentle of ways. X Claire

  2. That is a real shame, but you must do what is right for you. Please know that in the short time I have been following your blog I have really enjoyed it. God bless.

  3. I totally get that! Will miss you a whole big bundle though.xx

  4. Completely understand. Only my DH and 2 friends know I blog so I haven't encountered the same problems. Creating a blog post takes a lot of time, certainly my Ipad doesn't like it! Hope to keep in touch via IG.
    Carol xx

  5. Sorry to hear that you will not be blogging and will miss you. But I understand. When it's not fun it's time to move on. Thank you for all your lovely posts. We will hopefully "meet" again!

  6. I'll really miss your blog, I love reading about your life and your wonderful cooking, and crafting, not to mention finding out how Cameron is doing. You having inspired me so much!
    If it's causing you stress though it's just not worth continuing. I wish you well in your endeavours and will keep reading The Knit blogs.

  7. Oh Hannah, I will miss you. Your blog full of beauty gave me a respite and the hope that "someday" I would find a way to be creative too. I admire you so much. Many blessings my friend.

  8. You will be missed. Although I found you just in the past year I have enjoyed reading about your life. I know how stressful blogging can be though and "real life" must always come first.

  9. Hannah I'll miss sharing in your blog life too but wish you all the very best in wherever your path leads you. Please pop in on my blog space any time you fancy a chat :-)

  10. I've only been reading your blog for a little while and have really enjoyed visiting you. Thanks for sharing your world with us. Take care of you and Cameron.
    Ali xx

  11. Sending a hug. I know you must be relieved to have nade this decision but you will be sadly missed. With a bit of luck, I will give you a wave at Yarndale.

    San xx

  12. Naturally I am sad but I get it. It cannot have been an easy decision to make but I hope it makes you happier and more content. I will miss your posts :). Take care of you and yours.

  13. You'll be missed, good luck with your new adventures!

  14. I actually feel quite emotional at that news! I've been following your blog years whilst writing my own (dubiously named) blog since I could never stick with it, in the end I decided to call it a day myself. Yours in fact was probably one of a couple of blogs I even visit any more, a blog with integrity and realism but also little comforts and happiness. After years of following your blog I feel I've got to know you a bit and you being one of the few readers of mine I'd say you know a bit about my sparodic journey too. Anyway thanks for letting us into a part of your life, sharing your lovely creativity, delicious recipes (Yes I made some!) and your honesty and kindness! If your still on instagram I might even catch you on there. Ciao for now! Good luck in future in endeavours! Mel

  15. Will miss your beautiful blog.
    Wishing you all the best...


  16. My dear Hannah
    I have so enjoyed reading your Blog, I shall miss you.
    The very best wishes to you and Cameron. It has been lovely watching him grow up.
    Big hugs

  17. Big hugs Hannah, I've loved reading your blog and your beautiful photos and stories have made me smile so many times, thank you for writing. I'll still avidly follow the knit, but I'll miss home baked. love and hugs and cake and knitting and dancing xxx

  18. I will really miss your Home Baked writings Hannah but continue to look forward to The Knit ones, I've v recently ditched Facebook as it was getting far to stressful and annoying. Good luck in your future plans

  19. I get those reasons.
    Been a pleasure Hannah

  20. Hannah, you will be missed. :) Praying blessings upon you and yours! xo ~Lisa

  21. Hannah I have enjoyed reading your blog, and will miss it! Good luck to you and Cameron! x

  22. Thank you for all this time with Home Baked!

  23. I've really enjoyed reading your posts over the years, Hannah. You've been an inspiration many times in areas of cookery, gardening and home education. Thank you for sharing your wonderful self with us. Isaac and I hope you guys continue to grow and be happy in your new ventures. Exciting times for all.
    Peas n love
    :-) x


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